stewed to the gills

stewed to the gills

old-fashioned slang Extremely drunk. Whenever she goes for a night out with her friends, she always comes back stewed to the gills. Good luck explaining that to him. You can't talk a lick of sense to Barry when he's stewed to the gills like that.
See also: gill, stewed

stewed to the gills

and stewed to the ears
mod. alcohol intoxicated. When I get stewed to the gills, I usually fall asleep, right then and there. Here’s old Charlie—stewed to the ears, as always.
See also: gill, stewed
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I was cooking said bird when she and two others arrived, already stewed to the gills.